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Forever Young
03-31-2015, 11:09 PM
Hey All,

It's been awhile. I recently picked up a couple very high end snaps of Ruth and Gehrig during the tour. During my years of collecting, I have not seen a lot of great images from the tour. I would love to see what others have. Also, I would love to see all items related to the tour to make it fun for everyone(not just photo guys. Below are the two snappers I picked up.

Cheers! Ben

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad320/weino23/ruthsnap_zpsk8p0k7hr.jpg (http://s947.photobucket.com/user/weino23/media/ruthsnap_zpsk8p0k7hr.jpg.html)
http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad320/weino23/gehrigsnap_zpsrkaiulz6.jpg (http://s947.photobucket.com/user/weino23/media/gehrigsnap_zpsrkaiulz6.jpg.html)

baseball tourist
03-31-2015, 11:49 PM
Those are both great pics! Nothing to add to the thread but looking forward to seeing more from this tour.

MacDice
04-01-2015, 12:11 AM
Great photos. I think the importance of this tour is underrated. I have a copy of the team composite which I think is pretty cool. Would like to see some Earl Averill images

FourStrikes
04-01-2015, 03:12 AM
agreed, MacDice and baseball tourist: Great photos, Ben!

shown these before, but here they are again...

Scott Garner
04-01-2015, 06:07 AM
Hey All,

It's been awhile. I recently picked up a couple very high end snaps of Ruth and Gehrig during the tour. During my years of collecting, I have not seen a lot of great images from the tour. I would love to see what others have. Also, I would love to see all items related to the tour to make it fun for everyone(not just photo guys. Below are the two snappers I picked up.

Cheers! Ben

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad320/weino23/ruthsnap_zpsk8p0k7hr.jpg (http://s947.photobucket.com/user/weino23/media/ruthsnap_zpsk8p0k7hr.jpg.html)
http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad320/weino23/gehrigsnap_zpsrkaiulz6.jpg (http://s947.photobucket.com/user/weino23/media/gehrigsnap_zpsrkaiulz6.jpg.html)


Great photos Ben! That Ruth is absolutely a KILLER!

ibuysportsephemera
04-01-2015, 06:57 AM
Great Photos Ben...I love items related to Japanese Baseball.

Jeff

khkco4bls
04-01-2015, 08:32 AM
not from the tour of Japan but Japanese related

RichardSimon
04-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Here is an inscribed beauty.
Made out to Ben Simon, that was my dad's name

ibuysportsephemera
04-01-2015, 03:35 PM
Here is an inscribed beauty.
Made out to Ben Simon, that was my dad's name

Beautiful Richard!

Jeff

Lordstan
04-01-2015, 03:46 PM
Ben,
When I saw the price jump, I figured it might be you who won it.
They are very nice. If you ever want to move Lou, keep me in mind.

glchen
04-01-2015, 04:06 PM
Nice pickups, Ben! I'll add a card.

Forever Young
04-01-2015, 04:28 PM
Nice pickups, Ben! I'll add a card.

Awesome! I will then add a type 1 thorne photo the card was used for. This is fun!! Keep hem coming!!

Ben,
When I saw the price jump, I figured it might be you who won it.
They are very nice. If you ever want to move Lou, keep me in mind.

Mark, Thanks. I actually like the shot of Lou as good or better than the Ruth. It is a beautiful shot and my only one from the tour. It is a perfect addition to my Gehrig photo collection.

Lordstan
04-01-2015, 05:13 PM
Ben,
I hear you.

So are you going to get that flip corrected? That photo def isn't circa 1920. More like circa 1930.

Forever Young
04-01-2015, 05:18 PM
Ben,
I hear you.

So are you going to get that flip corrected? That photo def isn't circa 1920. More like circa 1930.

I don't see the need to get it corrected. I bought it stabbed, know what it is and have no intention of selling it. It was clearly a typo.

Lordstan
04-01-2015, 05:21 PM
I don't see the need to get it corrected. I bought it stabbed, know what it is and have no intention of selling it. It was clearly a typo.

Fair enough.

Forever Young
04-01-2015, 10:55 PM
Back to the topic at hand.

This is my other type 1 photo of Babe during the tour. It is certainly one of the most recognizable images. I sure would like to see other original photos(tour) as I have not seen many at all in the marketplace.

PS: Maybe that fella in the background is the "amateur" who took the snappers. ha!

71buc
04-01-2015, 11:33 PM
Ben, Congratulations, that Ruth snapshot is a beautiful piece of art. I am fairly certain I have posted this Type 1 photo before but it is all I have to contribute from the 1934 Tour of Japan.

Forever Young
04-02-2015, 12:07 AM
Ben, Congratulations, that Ruth snapshot is a beautiful piece of art. I am fairly certain I have posted this Type 1 photo before but it is all I have to contribute from the 1934 Tour of Japan.

Yep.. love this one! Thanks for putting it in the thread and hope all is well buddy!

Here is an inscribed beauty.
Made out to Ben Simon, that was my dad's name

Not sure how I missed this Richard but what a piece and a crazy coinky dink that it was signed to a guy with the same name as your father. Fantastic!

rfitts
04-04-2015, 05:34 PM
They are beautiful. I've never seen these pictures before- and I've seen an awful lot from the tour. You might be interested in my book on the tour- Banzai Babe Ruth
rob

MacDice
04-04-2015, 05:56 PM
They are beautiful. I've never seen these pictures before- and I've seen an awful lot from the tour. You might be interested in my book on the tour- Banzai Babe Ruth
rob

I agree. Great book about the tour. Well worth the read.

Lordstan
04-04-2015, 06:17 PM
My contribution.
Lou and Eleanor on the cruise ship to Japan.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v222/lordstan/My%20Lou%20Gehrig%20stuff/LG-1934withwifeoncruisetoJapan.jpg

Topnotchsy
04-06-2015, 10:51 PM
Not all that sharp but has both Ruth and Gehrig along with Gehringer, Mack, Averill, Gomez, Miller, McNair, Cascarella, Ebling and some others...


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7644/17060549162_9da505099e_o.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/16874474850_0e547cd38d_o.jpg

prewarsports
04-06-2015, 11:09 PM
Most photos from that tour were taken by Japanese photographers and only copies (photos of photos) were sent to American Newspapers so absent photos from players estates, images from the '34 tour are VERY rare if they are struck from the original negative.

Nice pickups Ben!

Rhys

Leon
04-07-2015, 08:42 AM
Thanks for posting those Ben. Awesome photos.....and thanks to the others for sharing too. Ruth and Gehrig were quite the Legends.

prestigecollectibles
04-09-2015, 08:32 PM
1934 tour program and tickets

Forever Young
04-13-2015, 06:11 PM
Most photos from that tour were taken by Japanese photographers and only copies (photos of photos) were sent to American Newspapers so absent photos from players estates, images from the '34 tour are VERY rare if they are struck from the original negative.

Nice pickups Ben!

Rhys

Thanks Rhys,

I couldn't agree more. These things are very rare. I was hoping to see some more originals on here. :(

Nice stuff fellas. I guess I should have know you would have some stuff to share Robert. :)

Ben

JJ McGraw
04-14-2015, 11:01 AM
Where Is a good place to start to collect a few news photos or other items from this 1934 Tour and the 1931 Tour as well, thanks, Mike